DC Summer Event, “Dark Nights: Metal,” to See Return of Snyder and Capullo

The highly anticipated DC summer event of 2017 will be helmed by one of the industry’s greatest creative duo and bromance, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The folks at Newsarama got full details this past Sunday at the Dallas Fan Expo, the event now officially titled Dark Nights: Metal, and according to Snyder will “encompass the full expanse of the DC Universe.”

“I’ve been planning Metal for as long as I’ve been writing Batman,” said Snyder. “But this is bigger than Batman. Greg and I started dropping clues during ‘Court of Owls,’ we continued through our Joker stories and we placed our biggest hints in the run that culminated with Batman #50. And now we’re back to tell a story that breaks everything apart. This will be the definitive project of our careers. Metal takes us in an entirely new direction. Greg and I will dig beneath the surface of all the stories we’ve told to find a place of terror and twisted nightmares.”

Fans adored Capullo and Snyder’s run of Batman, and it appears the heads of DC are listening and are not only giving readers one powerhouse Batman team, but two. Jonathan Glapion and FCO.

“As you’ve probably heard by now, brother Scott and I are renewing our comic wedding vows,” said Capullo. “I’m looking forward to rock’n’ and roll’n’ together again. Fans have been loud and clear; they want more from us. You know what they say; give the people what they want. Jonathan Glapion and FCO, the original Bat team, will be riding the lightning with Scott and I once again. We’re primed and ready to blow it up.”

The previously-announced Dark Days specials in June and July will act as a lead-in to Dark Nights: Metal, which begins in August and will run for an undetermined length.

Alisha Weinberger is a comic book, video game, and animation enthusiast and critic. Along with comic reviews, she also maintains The Pop Break twitter feed. Alisha thoroughly enjoys the warm embrace of coffee, says "dawg" and "dope" ad nauseam, and shares a reluctant resemblance to Tina Belcher.

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